In the United States, the Communist Party* had contained a few
e Polish * specialists who endeavoured to act among the Americans of
Polish descent, as they had in Southern America,, under the slogan of
* Slav unity under Russian Command.'f In Great Britain, a small group,
a few obscure persons acting under the insignia of the ' Polish Progressive
Club/ among others, strove to disrupt the unity of the Polish Forces.
Well supplied with money, all these Soviet tentacles, quoted by Moscow
radio and press, were intended to create the impression throughout the
world that a strong opposition towards their own Government existed
among the Polish people, and that a great section of the population,
having to choose c between Hitlerite Germany and Russia,' elected to
stand c shoulder to shoulder with the latter.'
The next move of these Soviet cells was to establish the conviction
among the people of the United Nations that the Polish Government,
which had refused to give way to Moscow, did not express the c genuine
will' of the Polish people ; and that a new Government should be formed
wherein all the Soviet agents from Moscow, America, London, etc.,
should be represented, although this group, about whom the Russian
Press was constantly hinting, were either Soviet or American citizens.
Although this Government was as yet not established, the sovereign
rights of Poland were being usurped to such a degree that Moscow
created c Polish * troops, and the Commander of these forces, a Russian
General, was awarding the ' Virtuti Militari' (Polish Victoria Cross) to
the soldiers, while he himself was decorated by the Soviet authorities
with the Soviet's Order of Lenin, and other of his officers received the
Order of the Red Banner, decorations of a distinctly Communistic flavour.
The c shy and unrepresentative body ' of the * Union of Polish Patriots '
did not find any appreciable echo in the world, despite nearly a year of
strong Soviet propaganda, and it was obvious that the Soviet's threat of
converting it into a Polish Government was not having the desired effect.
Therefore, in its endeavour to split the Polish people, the Kremlin
attempted another solution. In the early part of 1944, Moscow radio
announced that a competitive organ to the existing Polish Underground
State had been formed in Poland and that the power in that country was
* It was behind the Comintern from 1940 and was predestined to liquidation by
it. It finally committed suicide on January, 1944, in a unique manner and its
leader, in his last speech, condemned the theory of class-warfare, and praised
American capitalism which had improved the social situation of the masses.
f At the * Slav Communist meeting * in Buenos Aires on December 12th, 1943
the following calendar of Russian action in Poland was presented.
(A) Re-annexation of her Eastern provinces.
(B) The entrance of the Soviet troops, together with the Polish units formed in
Russia into the western half of Poland.
(C) The creation of a new Polish Government and conscription of Polish
(0) Automatic elimination of the Polish Government in London from their
influence over Polish affairs,
The future was to witness this programme carried out in its entirety.